RSP 2021 Program

Rapid System Prototyping is be part of ESWEEK'21 and is held this year as a virtual event through Whova platform, as the other associated ESWEEK events.  

Pre-recorded 3-minute lightning talks and PDF versions of each paper will be available through Whova before the workshop. Attendees will be able to post questions to authors or upvote existing questions in the Q&A forums of each paper provided within Whova.

Note that attendees have access to all associated ESWEEK events!

The current version of RSP'2021 live technical sessions is presented below.


October 14th (Thursday)


Indicated time is in Central European Summer Time (CEST) zone

14:50 - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Amer Baghdadi, IMT Atlantique/Lab-STICC

15:00 - 16:00  Session A - FPGA Prototyping and Platforms  - Session Chair: Frédéric Rousseau, TIMA/University Grenoble-Alpes

  • S. Kim, S. Cho, E. Park, S. Yoo
    FPGA Prototyping of Systolic Array-based Accelerator for Low-Precision Inference of Deep Neural Networks

  • T. Soriano, D. Novo, P. Benoit
    An FPGA-based Emulation Platform for Edge Computing Node Design Exploration

  • T. Bollengier, L. Lagadec, C. Teodorov
    Prototyping FPGA through Overlays

  • N. Buscher, D. Gis, J.-P. Wolff, C. Haubelt
    Data Augmentation Framework for Smart Sensor System Development Using the Sensor-in-the-Loop Prototyping Platform

16:00 - 16:15    Break

16:15 - 17:00  Session B - Simulation and Emulation Techniques - Session Chair: Kenneth Kent, University of New Brunswick

  • K. Neubauer, L. Masing, M. Mahl, J. Becker, M. Kramer, C. Reichmann
    Template-Driven and Hardware-Centric Cross-Domain E/E Architecture Simulation

  • L. France, F. Bruguier, M. Mushtaq, D. Novo, P. Benoit
    Implementing Rowhammer Memory Corruption in the gem5 Simulator

  • K. Mambu, J. Dumas, H.-P. Charles, M. Kooli
    Instruction Set Design Methodology for In-Memory Computing through QEMU-based System Emulator


17:00 - 17:15    Break

17:15 - 18:00  Session C - Architecture and Design Space Exploration - Session Chair:
Sungjoo Yoo, Seoul National University

  • F. Gohring De Magalhaes, M. Nikdast, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, F. Hessel, G. Nicolescu
    HyCo: A Low Latency Hybrid Control Plane for Optical Interconnection Networks

  • H. Kaur, G. Krylov, S. Alireza Damghani, K. Kent
    Heterogeneous Logic Implementation for Adders in VTR

  • B. Ferres, O. Muller, F. Rousseau
    Integrating Quick Resource Estimators in Hardware Construction Framework for Design Space Exploration

18:00 - 18:40  Keynote - Session Chair: Fabiano Hessel, PUCS

  • Dr. Johanna Sepúlveda, Airbus Defence and Space, Quantum-Secure Systems: Getting Ready for the Next Generation of Secure Systems

18:40 - 19:00  Break - End of Workshop


Keynote: Quantum-Secure Systems: Getting Ready for the Next Generation of Secure Systems

Johanna Sepúlveda, Quantum Secure Communication Expert at Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Abstract: The high connectivity of digital systems has been a great source of innovation but also has represented a challenge for developing safe and secure systems. The long lifecycle of many of the electronic products forces us to design systems now that are prepared to face the current and future threats. The fast development of quantum computers represents a risk for secure communications since current traditional public-key cryptography will not withstand attacks performed with such quantum computers. In order to prepare for such an event, electronic systems must integrate efficient and secure quantum-secure mechanisms able to meet the different application requirements and to resist implementation attacks. Post-quantum cryptography (PQC), a public key encryption, is one of the solutions that can be used for ensuring the long term security of electronic systems. The current ongoing PQC standardization process driven by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) will soon define a set of algorithms that will be able to protect current and future systems against classical and quantum attacks. In this talk, I discuss the different PQC alternatives, their capabilities and constraints, as well as the opportunities and challenges of the adoption of such quantum-secure solutions and the future of this area.

Bio: Johanna Sepúlveda received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering – Microelectronics by the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Integrated Systems and Embedded Software group at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), at the group of Embedded Security of the University of South Brittany (France), at the Heterogeneous Systems group of the University of Lyon-INRIA (France) and at the Institute for Security in Information Technology at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Since 2019, she works at the Airbus Defence and Space, at the Central Research Technology Office. She is the Airbus Expert on Quantum-Secure Technologies and Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Quantum Technologies for the European Commission. Johanna Sepúlveda has more than 15 years of experience in embedded security design. It includes research on and implementation of innovative and low cost protection techniques (crypto/no crypto based) against side-channel attacks, fault attacks and denial-of-service attacks. She is expert on quantum-secure communication design and implementation, and quantum technologies.